March 15, 2022
Location / Chapter
Northeast Pennsylvania Area
What goes through your mind when you drive by a local public high school? What happens in your heart when you see them getting out of school walking across the street in front of your car?
If you are thinking, “Someone needs to tell them about Jesus!”, or asking yourself, “Who is telling them about Christ’s love and forgiveness?”, then we’d love to talk to you about being a missionary to today’s generation of lost young people.
We have two positions open as area ministry coordinators. Responsibilities would include building school-specific Campus Life after-school club ministries, training volunteers in relation ministry actions through which we build Authentic Christ-Sharing Relationships with teenagers.
Other tools in our ministry toolbox include Parent Life for pregnant and parenting teens, City Life for urban community teens, and Another Voice for at-risk youth.
Along with these ministries we use wakeboarding and water-skiing as a tool to build relationships. We own two competition water ski and wakeboard boats. We do numerous trips and other events to strengthen our message to teens.
The successful candidate will possess the qualifications suggested under 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The ideal candidate will be able to organize activities and events in order to reach lost teens with the Good News or salvation through Jesus Christ. This person must be willing to serve and support local churches while sharing youth ministry resources. This person reports to the Executive Director as a key part of the leadership team. S/he is primarily responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing ministry and representing YFC in the local community of Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas within Luzerne County. This includes oversight of ministry sites, shepherding through the supervision of the ministry staff and their leadership development, resourcing the staff as they implement effective ministry, development of future ministry sites, community collaboration and fund development.
Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel. As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:
YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.
Knowledge & Skills
Willing to demonstrate and/or possesses the following:
Primary and Secondary Steward Responsibilities
Employees may be assigned a Primary Steward of any of the following: Volunteer(s), Donor(s), Vendor(s), Chapter(s), Processes, Standards and Best Practices (PSBPs). All Employees are assigned the role of Secondary Steward, which plays a supporting role to the Primary Steward to serve a chapter in a specific way, for a specific timeframe as determined by the Primary Steward. Secondary Stewards can be assigned to focus on specific management issues like YFC compliance, legal, risk, strategic planning, fund development coaching, staff development coaching, new ministry site development, process stewardship or a variety of other equipping roles.
All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.
Future Growth Opportunities
Credentials Required & Preferred Education
The candidate must have a Bachelors degree in a related field (i.e. Ministry, Youth Pastoral Ministries, etc.) from an evangelical, Bible-believing college. This position is an entry level position. However, some experience with working in small group ministry or discipleship settings is desired. Prior experience with teens is desired.
The candidate must agree with the Youth for Christ mission statement and statement of faith. Any offer of employment is contingent upon meeting pre-employment requirements, which included, but are not limited to, drug screening, national criminal background check and child abuse background check, etc.
YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.
We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.
We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.